Pilgrim flask

A small, lentoid pilgrim flask hand built (molded?) of red/brown earthenware. The surface is covered in a pale blue-green glaze, which is uneven due to either deterioration or over firing. The neck is small, flares out to a wide rim, and sits between two looped strap handles which attach to the body of the vessel just below the neck. There are three small setter marks from stacking in the kiln, which can be seen on each side.

The vessel is intact except for a small surface loss on the edge of the lower body which has been partially filled with a tinted plaster/putty material. The misfired/overfired glaze has resulted in a gray/white appearance on one side. Some fine cracking/glaze deterioration scattered elsewhere.

Historical period(s)
300 BCE-100 CE
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 13.4 x 11.1 x 5.9 cm (5 1/4 x 4 3/8 x 2 5/16 in)
Geography
Iran, Germi
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.321
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Flask

Keywords
earthenware, Hauge collection, Iran, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1965 to 1998
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 1998
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 1998

Notes:

[1] Object record. Acquired in Tehran.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge American (1919-2013, 1923-2015)

Description

A small, lentoid pilgrim flask hand built (molded?) of red/brown earthenware. The surface is covered in a pale blue-green glaze, which is uneven due to either deterioration or over firing. The neck is small, flares out to a wide rim, and sits between two looped strap handles which attach to the body of the vessel just below the neck. There are three small setter marks from stacking in the kiln, which can be seen on each side.

The vessel is intact except for a small surface loss on the edge of the lower body which has been partially filled with a tinted plaster/putty material. The misfired/overfired glaze has resulted in a gray/white appearance on one side. Some fine cracking/glaze deterioration scattered elsewhere.

Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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